Sydney is a vibrant city with a rich multicultural heritage that contributes to its diverse culture and arts scene.
The city has an incredible selection of theaters, galleries, public artworks and fantastic annual events.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES
GUARANTEED INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
Company interview guidelines and mock interviews
Workplace and internship orientation
Career development workshops
Résumé/CV coaching and review session
Portfolio review and/or industry professional coaching session
Soft skill training: networking, online brand and elevator pitch
ABI CREATIVE NETWORK
Gain access to our member-only networking platform. Connect with current and past participants of the program
Meet our network during in-person events and webinars
Visa application processing*
Travel and health insurance*
On-site support during your stay
*Additional expenses from the program fee
2D & 3D Animation
Music Business & Publishing
Gallery & Curatorial
Examples of our internship partners:
TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS
1. LOCAL PROGRAM: USD $1950*
For Australian students/recent graduates, and international students/recent graduates on a student visa.
2. INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM: USD $2950*
For students and recent graduates located outside Australia.
*Internships longer than 3 months require an additional fee of USD $300/month.
Choice of payment options as follow:
PAY IN 30:
> 25% deposit
> Remaining balance after 30 days
PAY IN INSTALLMENTS:
> 25% deposit
> 3 separate installments*
*Incurs additional 5.8% service fee
ArtBound Initiative provides scholarships up to $1000 USD for outstanding applicants. Visit our scholarship page for more info.
HOUSING & LIVING COST
We work with housing partners that offer fully-furnished rooms in Sydney.
HIGH SPEED WIFI
Private rooms start from AUD $1660/month*
*Price includes utilities (electricity, gas, water and wi-fi)
Weekly public transport pass (Opal) AUD $50
Q: Will my roommates be from the ABI program?
A: We try to pair participants for housing but it is dependent on timing and availability.
Q: Will I have to pay security deposit?
Q: Is housing included in the program fee?
For the international program, you will need to obtain one of these visas:
Work and Holiday Visa (462) - USD $850
Working Holiday Visa (417) - USD $850
Click here to see eligible countries for each visa.
For Working Holiday Visa and Work and Holiday Visa, the visa fee to be paid to the Australian consulate differs per location (around AUD495)
Health insurance fee - USD $65/month
HOW TO APPLY
Fill out our application form. Submit resume, essays and portfolio (if you're a creative)
Meet our Head of Admissions to talk about the types of internships you want and address any remaining questions you have about the program
Our committee will review your application and let you know of your acceptance into the program
If you've been accepted, complete the next steps to confirm your participation within 7 days
"ABI helped me become much more confident in both my career and myself as an employable individual.
Editorial Intern at VICE
English language proficiency
Currently an enrolled university student or graduated within 12 months*
*Due to visa restrictions